Friday, 20 July 2012 08:15


NORTH Wales Assembly Member  Mark Isherwood has called on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government in its efforts to help separated parents.


The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on shared parenting and a £15 million scheme to support separated parents so that they can work together more effectively.


Questioning the First Minister in the Chamber, Mr Isherwood asked what dialogue the Welsh Government has had with the Welsh Government regarding these initiatives.



He said: “As you say, it is a largely non-devolved area, but, nonetheless, it is an area that affects people across the whole of the United Kingdom. Evidence shows that children who maintain contact with both parents have a much better outlook on life and that it should only be when it is unsafe that they should not have contact with both parents.”


The First Minister replied: “We have welcomed the UK Government’s response to the Family Justice Review. We believe that it sets out major reforms to transform the family justice system and improve the lives of children and families. A Family Justice Board has been established to oversee and drive these reforms and the Welsh Government has secured three seats for Welsh representatives on the Family Justice Board.”



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